Friends: Season 4, Episode 9

The One Where They're Going to Party! (11 Dec. 1997)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance
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Phoebe and Monica get a van for their catering business. Rachel applies for a job as assistant buyer. An old friend and party wizard wants to visit Ross and Chandler. They are excited like ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Joanna (as Alison LaPlaca)
Mr. Posner
Mrs. Lynch


Phoebe and Monica get a van for their catering business. Rachel applies for a job as assistant buyer. An old friend and party wizard wants to visit Ross and Chandler. They are excited like two small children and can hardly sit still but the friend cancels their reunion. Monica wrote her first review and the owner of the restaurant comes to complain about it. Joanna doesn't want to lose a good assistant as Rachel and makes Rachel look bad at the interview for the new job. Rachel wants to quit but Joanna offers her the position of assistant buyer in Joanna's department. Ross and Chandler are depressed because they wanted to party with their friend so Joey offers to take them to party. Monica shows the owner of the bad restaurant how to make a sauce and he wants her as head chef. Joey, Chandler and Ross are out partying but realize they have become adults and are too tired after a few clubs and didn't like it much. Phoebe is really upset because Monica will leave their business buts lets... Written by Anonymous

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11 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Last appearance of Rachel's boss, Joanna (played by Alison LaPlaca). See more »


The couple on the corner in the background in the opening scene miss their cue and are just standing until the gang enters the scene. Only then do they begin to walk. See more »


Monica Geller: I got offered the head chef job at Allessandro's.
Phoebe Buffay: What?
Monica Geller: It's ok, 'cause you know what, if you think about it you don't really need me for the business.
Phoebe Buffay: You're the cook! Without you it's just me driving up to people's houses with empty trays and asking for money!
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Worst Episode from Friends
24 May 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This is episode could be with no doubt the worst episode of friends, very depressive, no smart jokes, and presence of anti Lebanese racist remarks, and the person chosen to play the role of the Lebanese restaurant owner "Taylor Negron" gives a very poor performance, and the most stupid part comes from the script, where it says that a LEBANESE man has an Italian restaurant, while it is widely known that the Lebanese gastronomy is one of the best in the world and the LEBANESE food Chains are the most successful in the USA. The other racist part is the script written for the Mexican staff of the restaurant who are portrayed by the writes as bad vindictive persons. It also contains a very opportunistic values, where Rachel accepts the deviant behavior of her boss, and tries in the end to blackmail her in order to advance in the post, and the episode ends with the death of the both , that is presented as ... a joke.

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